Errigal Cycling Club are running a Fun Family Cycling Relay this Sunday with the sign on at the Dore Community Centre (Ionad Naomh Páidraig) in Gweedore at 10.15am for an 11am start.
It is not necessary to have your own team in order to compete as the club will organise any individuals or families who wish to take part into teams that will consist of a youth under 10, a youth under 14, an under 40, an over forty and a lady. The youths will do 1km with everyone else doing a lap (7 miles) of the Dore Circuit, the event is run as a team relay with each team member going as one finishes.
The last event held a few weeks ago was great fun and attracted a number of families many of whom where cycling an event like this for the first time. Everybody is welcome to put in a their own team or simply come along and take part with others, all you really need is a roadworthy bike and helmet. Refreshments will be served after the event. If you want to take part simply turn up on the day or email details of your team to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 086-8826044.
Errigal was well represented in Banbridge at the weekend and our young guns did not let anyone down with great performances in all categories. In the U-12 race it was a one – two for Errigal with Shauna McFadden winning the sprint from teammate Dylan Traynor, who was second, whilst in the U-14 race PJ Doogan took second place in another sprint finish with Michael McGlynn in sixth.
Errigal’s young riders have performed excellently this season with a significant number of podium places achieved and selections for this summer’s youth Olympics.
Thoughts are now turning to the most important events still to come including the Errigal International Youth Tour and the Ulster Championships in August quickly followed by the National Championship.
The training and dedication required by these children to perform as they have done on a national level is to be commended as is Errigal’s coaching staff who are to be congratulated for this years noticeable increase in results and performance levels.
In the senior event raced over 85 miles in very hot conditions, Conor McIlwainne and Sean McFadden both competed with Conor putting in a great finish to place ninth overall.
On Sunday over 100 cyclists set out from Falcarragh to take part in this years Tour Na Gaeltachta, and with the glorious weather, mighty craic and fantastic scenery along the three different routes a great day was had by all.
The event was followed up by a barbeque in conditions that were perfect for just such an occasion. The club would especially like to thank all of those who helped to contribute to what now an extremely popular event on the cycling calendar including Maureen Kelly who did some sterling work on the day.
As part of the National Bike Week Errigal are running a (free) 10k cycle for everyone on Tuesday evening in an event intended to encourage as many people as possible to get out on their bikes. Signing on in the PCC Falcarragh from 6.30pm the run will depart at 7pm. This event is suitable for all age groups and abilities all you need is a helmet and a roadworthy bike.
The PCC Dualathon will take place on Thursday with sign on at 6.00pm, kids off 6.30 with the adults away at 7pm. Usual format with the children doing a 1k run followed by a 5k cycle then a 1k run. The adults will do a 5k run, 15k cycle, 5k run.
Errigal CC club run this week will depart at 10am on Saturday from the Anagary car park, this is a great run for beginners and all newcomers are made very welcome with no one left behind.